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Ladies ready for new season

Posted on 10 August 2011  - 12:00

Harry Redknapp’s men are preparing for the new season to begin – and the Spurs Ladies are ready for theirs thanks to another generous donation from the Club.

Harry Redknapp’s men are preparing for the new season to begin – and the Spurs Ladies are ready for theirs thanks to another generous donation from the Club.

For the third year running, an agreement has been reached to donate players’ fines money to pay the playing fees for the entire Spurs Ladies first team squad, plus assisting with the support of a regular physio and goalkeeping coach.

In return, junior members of Spurs Ladies have been collecting last season's match kit so that it can be distributed to orphans at the SOS Children's Village in South Africa, Rustenburg.

On Tuesday, new Spurs Ladies first team players, Jo Ayre, Wendy Martin, Claire Gibson and Miranda Hall joined junior players Ellis Lynn, Georgia Fairs, Esther Morgan and Gemma Biggadike to watch the First Team train at Spurs Lodge.

Ellis, Georgia, Esther and Gemma were all members of junior teams that won their respective league titles last season, while Jo, Wendy, Claire and Miranda are preparing for the Spurs Ladies’ first ever season in the FA Women’s Premier South Division – the third tier of the women’s game.

Glenn Weaver, Chairman, Spurs Ladies, said: “On behalf of Spurs Ladies, I’d like to thank the club for their generous support for the First Team, plus assisting with the support of a physio and goalkeeping coach. It’s exciting times with the club reaching the FA Women’s Premier South Division for the first time in our history and this financial support will allow us to build a squad capable of maintaining our upward rise.

“On the junior side, we will be competing in the Female Development Programme (FDP) for the first time, which will mean that four sides will be competing with teams associated with professional clubs across the south of England. On top of this, we will continue to maintain our strategy of inclusive football and will therefore run a total of 12 sides making us the largest female club under the FA banner.”

Karen Hills, First Team Manager, Spurs Ladies, added: “It’s been a good pre-season and four great new signings coming in to strengthen the team. There is going to be a big difference in terms of standard of opposition from last season. The teams will be more organised and much fitter, so we’ve really got to up our game, but all the girls are looking forward to the new season. We hope as many fans as possible will come along to Broxbourne Borough FC on Sunday August 21 at 2pm to support the Ladies in our first game of the campaign against West Ham.”